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    Hi all
    Need a bit of advice, followed the how to fantastic loved the pics!!

    Heres the Prob, on how to it says 2.5L of antifreeze I put in just over 1 and it filled it over the limit mark on the Res btl, i replaced the Resevoir btl top and started the Car, put heater on to number 2 on dial full heat.
    Car running for approx 15minutes, heater blowing out cold air and reservoir btl antifreeze has not dropped down! Temp up to 90!!!

    So I stopped the Car, case i do any damage, is this normal, any advise if i am doing anything wrong, or should i just leave the car engine on and see what happens ???

    P.S its a 1.8 2003 Vec C club

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    All good, left engine running for 20 minutes, still-life blowing out cold air, gave it a few revs, now it,s teaming hot , ps when i returned to car the anti freeze level had dropped so i topped it up!

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    You should leave the top off when first refilling as it helps but glad its sorted
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    You should leave the top off when first refilling as it helps but glad its sorted
    Will keep this in mind next time

    Just for info the Top bolt on the housing easy to take off, the bottom one was a nuisance, very awkward to get to, brackets and air con pipes in the way making it nigh on impossible to reach with rachet,
    However as I had a spare socket rachet I sawed it down to about 4 inches from the rachet head, pushed on rubber tubing for handle / better grip !! fitted in no problem after this, will be very handy in future for getting to bolts with restricted access.

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    Yea the bottom bolt is a right PITA I had to make up a short extension with different sized adaptors.

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